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Durham University


Durham Inspired Computer Science Scholarships

We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Durham Inspired - Computer Science Scholarships due to a generous donation from Scott Logic, a Newcastle based IT consultancy firm.

Four scholarships are available to award to applicants commencing their studies in October 2020, providing £4,000 per year for the duration of the academic programme

  • have a household income below £42,875 (as determined by Student Finance England)
  • and/or
  • be the first generation in your immediate family to attend University
  • be from a background currently underrepresented in Computer Science

Preference will be given to applicants from the North East of England - defined as having a postcode beginning with DH, DL, NE, SR or TS

Level of Study


Mode of study

Full time

Year of Entry

Applicants for programmes commencing in 2021/22


All Computer Science programmes - applicants reading Natural Sciences, with a significant proportion of their modules in Computer Science, may also apply

£4,000 per academic year


The duration of their programme at Durham University subject to adherence to terms and conditions

Number of awards available


Prospective applicants must:

  • Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS prior to the scholarship deadline of 28th February 2021
  • Stage 2:

Submit by 28th February 2021

    • a scholarship application including a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining your interest in Computer Science at Durham University, any barriers you currently face and how the Durham Inspired scholarship would help;
    • a character reference from one of your teachers in support of your scholarship application to be sent by email to Please ensure your referee submits the reference on letter headed paper which contains their name, position, contact details and your full name.
Please provide a copy of your Student Finance England confirmation of funding letter once received to

Applications accepted from

18th December 2020

Application deadline

28th February 2021

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application by:

30th April 2021

  • All eligible applications for the Durham Inspired Scholarship will be considered on the basis of their personal statement, reference and academic status.
  • Other scholarship awards may also be taken into account when considering the allocation of the scholarship.
  • The University may use additional datasets to identify applicants who come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression to higher education or high levels of socio economic deprevation.

For further information or advice:


Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395

In submitting this application I acknowledge that:

  • I have read and understood the eligibility criteria I must satisfy in order to qualify for consideration by the University for award of this scholarship;
  • As of this date, the information provided is, to the best of my knowledge, both accurate and complete;
  • I understand that the University has sole discretion in awarding this scholarship and that the University reserves the right not to award this scholarship or to withdraw this scholarship for any reason at any time prior to award of this scholarship; or following award, for any non-compliance by the successful applicant, within the terms of the award;
  • I understand that should the information provided:

i) indicate that I am ineligible to be considered for award of this Scholarship;

ii) be incomplete to the extent that it is inadequate to prove eligibility to be considered for award of this Scholarship; or

iii) on further investigation by the University, proves to be inaccurate or misleading;

the University reserves the right to reject my application without further consideration/explanation.

Privacy Notice: “The personal information provided by you on this form will be used to process and administer your application. The data will be held by the Student Immigration and Financial Support Office and will be managed in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations.. Information submitted as part of this application may be used by the Student Immigration and Financial Support office to inform applicants of further opportunities in the future. Completed forms submitted by successful applicants may be retained for up to ten years after the date of the successful application. This is because names, photographs, impact reports and comments from successful applicants may be published even after the successful applicant has left the University. In submitting this form you consent to the information which you provide being held and processed by Durham University for the purposes specified above. For further information about the University’s Data Protection Policy please see,

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